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What is Achilles Tendinitis?

The Achilles tendon is the tendon formed by the calf muscles (Gastrocnemius and Soleus). Its inserts at the back of the heel. Sometimes the insertion (insertional) or middle part (non-insertional) of the tendon can become painful and thickened (tendinopathy). This…

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What is a Triple Fusion?

Sometimes due to a sever flatfoot or due to arthritis the joints around the ankle must be fused. A triple fusion is when the joint below the ankle (Subtalar joint) and in front (Talonavicular and Calcaneocuboid) of the ankle are…

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What is a Flatfoot?

A flatfoot refers to the loss of the inside (medial) arch of the foot. 20% of people have flatfeet and if it is not causing pain or discomfort you should not be concerned about it. Painful (symptomatic) flatfeet generally present…

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What is a Bunion?

A bunion (Hallux Valgus) is a prominent inner (medial) bony prominence at the big toe. This is due to the angulation of the big toe towards the 2nd toe. Many people have a bunion which does not cause pain or…

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